UK’s appalling Instagram Act

As a creator who lives in the UK, this is terrifying. The Act contains changes to UK copyright law which permit the commercial exploitation of images where information identifying the owner is missing, so-called “orphan works”, by placing the work into what’s known as “extended collective licensing” schemes. Since most digital images on the internet […]

An interesting day at Redmond

Today must have been a busy day at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Microsoft has been fined 561 million euros ($731m; £484m) for failing to promote a range of web browsers, rather than just Internet Explorer, to users in the European Union (EU). Ouch. As noted by the EU commission, they’re trying to make a statement that […]